YouTube Looks to Blip.tv for New “Show Creators”
NEW YORK, NY — Blip.tv, the fast-growing video sharing site which leads the industry in hosting and distributing episodic Web video programs, now allows its show producers to upload directly to YouTube, the company announced earlier today. At the event I spoke with George Strompolos, who heads manages content partner alliances for YouTube about new agreement. Over at Blip, some 150 shows, including Beet.TV, have been authorized to upload to YouTube, Blip CEO Mike Hudack told me by email. With the new arrangement, revenue from ads sold by Blip and surfaced on YouTube will split between the producer, Blip and YouTube. Mike declined to provide the breakdown, but expects a “bigger pie” from the added views obtained through YouTube. Andy Plesser, Managing Editor Disclosure: Blip.tv is the primary video sharing and distribution platform for Beet.TV and provides non-exclusive advertising sales.